|Dec 15, 1978||Superman||$55,000,000||$7,465,343||$134,218,018||$300,200,000|
|Jun 19, 1981||Superman II||$54,000,000||$14,100,523||$101,347,629||$101,347,629|
|Jun 17, 1983||Superman III||$39,000,000||$13,352,357||$59,950,623||$59,950,623|
|Jul 24, 1987||Superman IV: The Quest for Peace||$17,000,000||$5,683,122||$11,227,824||$11,227,824|
|Jun 28, 2006||Superman Returns||$232,000,000||$52,535,096||$200,120,000||$374,085,065|
|Feb 26, 2008||Justice League - The New Frontier||$0||$0|
|Jun 14, 2013||Man of Steel||$225,000,000||$116,619,362||$291,045,518||$667,999,518||Play|
|Mar 25, 2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||$0||$0||Play|
Box Office History for Superman Movies
|Nov 28, 2006||Superman Returns||$85,603,233||$85,603,233|
|Feb 26, 2008||Justice League - The New Frontier||$5,902,929||$5,902,929|
|Nov 12, 2013||Man of Steel||$42,049,326||$64,284,551||$106,333,877|
June 20th, 2013
There are two potential monster hits opening this weekend: Monsters University and World War Z. Not only should both of those films score with moviegoers, but Man of Steel's sophomore stint should be strong as well resulting in a powerful weekend box office. This weekend last year was led by Brave with $66.32 million, a figure Monsters University should top. Meanwhile this year has a lot more depth at the box office than last year did, so 2013 should earn a victory in the year-over-year comparison. This is great news, because 2013 is still far behind 2012.
June 17th, 2013
It was a very good week at the box office with Man of Steel breaking the record for biggest June weekend topping Toy Story 3 by more than $6 million. Nearly every film in the top five matched or beat expectations, which helped the overall box office reach $204 million. This was 37% higher than last weekend and 57% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 is still behind 2012, but is has closed the gap to $150 million, or 3.1%, at $4.56 billion to $4.71 billion.
June 16th, 2013
2013 has been a nervous time for Warner Bros.. After six straight years as the number one or number two domestic distributor, the studio's main franchise breadwinners, Batman, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Hangover are all coming to an end or already played out. They are running in third place for the year to date, and badly need a new money spinner if they are to avoid lean times in 2015 and beyond. This weekend they got their knight in shining armor, or, more accurately, Man of Steel. The reboot of the venerable Superman franchise will open this weekend with $113.08 million, a new record weekend in June and a huge shot in the arm for the studio.
June 13th, 2013
This week one of the biggest movies of the summer is coming out. Man of Steel is the latest film in the longest running super hero franchises of all time. Granted, Superman hasn't always been overly popular with moviegoers or critics, but it should still sell lots of tickets. This is the End is the counter-programming for the week, and it has a lot of popular actors and the reviews are strong, but it opened on Wednesday, so its weekend numbers will be softer as a result. Last year the box office was led by Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Prometheus, both of which were in their second weekend of release. The new releases were Rock of Ages and That's My Boy, both of which bombed. I foresee a victory in the year-over-year comparison.
June 2nd, 2013
May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Jackie Cooper||4||Perry White||$472,726,076||$478,438,052||98.8%|
|Margot Kidder||4||Lois Lane||$472,726,076||$835,192,587||56.6%|
|Marc McClure||4||Jimmy Olsen||$472,726,076||$1,807,622,043||26.2%|
|Gene Hackman||3||Lex Luthor||$412,775,453||$3,095,183,091||13.3%|
|Henry Cavill||2||Clark Kent/Kal-El||$667,999,518||$1,268,718,537||52.7%|
|Amy Adams||2||Lois Lane||$667,999,518||$3,152,348,748||21.2%|
|Laurence Fishburne||2||Perry White||$667,999,518||$4,607,616,056||14.5%|
|Diane Lane||2||Martha Kent||$667,999,518||$2,945,627,323||22.7%|
|Terence Stamp||2||General Zod||$401,547,629||$3,137,431,184||12.8%|
|John Ratzenberger||2||1st Controller||$401,547,629||$11,466,181,387||3.5%|
|Valerie Perrine||2||Eve Teschmacher||$401,547,629||$1,036,623,120||38.7%|
|Richard Donner||2||Man walking by diner||$401,547,629||$585,783,433||68.5%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Story Creator (1)
|Chris Corbould||2||Special Effects (2)||$161,298,252||$11,295,123,470||1.4%|
|Charles Roven||2||Producer (2)||$667,999,518||$4,627,874,898||14.4%|
|David S. Goyer||2||
Story Creator (2)
|Deborah Snyder||2||Producer (2)||$667,999,518||$1,866,462,618||35.8%|
|Thomas Tull||2||Executive Producer (2)||$1,042,084,583||$11,553,086,405||9.0%|
Executive Producer (1)
|Jerry Siegel||2||Character Creator (2)||$1,042,084,583||$1,042,084,583||100.0%|
|Joe Shuster||2||Character Creator (2)||$1,042,084,583||$1,042,084,583||100.0%|
Executive Producer (1)
|Richard Donner||2||Director (2)||$401,547,629||$2,627,374,072||15.3%|